Saturday, January 13, 2007

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

I am 106% sure that ALL mother's go through this. For the past 2 days I have been thinking -again- about whether I should resign from my present work or not. Right now, I am no longer confused about whether or not I should work or not. I know that I have to work and I want to work. The question is just whether I should look for another job or not. Like maybe look for a company which operates during normal hours, that is, 8am-5pm. Or maybe look for a part time job instead so that I get to spend a little more time at home with the kiddos.
You see, I work for a call center. You now when you call customer service department of a certain company, we are the ones who actually answer your calls and provide you the assistance you need. The thing is, we provide customer and technical assistance to customers living in the opposite time zone. So 80% of operations operate during the night. Aside from that, we are open 365 days a year. We never "close" for the holidays. Although I am with the HR department and my work schedule is 8am-5pm, there are times when I have to come in to work at night to attend meetings,etc. Plus, 75% of our workforce are single. The work environment here is very competitive. Everyone here wants a promotion and everyone works damn hard to get that promotion. I love my job. I have a good enough compensation package.
I just feel that I am not able to run the race as fast as I would want to because I have a family. And I WILL NEVER prioritize my work over my husband and my kids.
Working from the home is not common here, especially in Baguio. I have not found a job where you can work from the home and earn enough. So right now I really don't know. Jet says that I should stay, but you know, there are times when he gets pissed off when I have to return to work at 10PM to attend to something despite the fact that I already worked my complete shift that day.
I hate moments like these.


Shevon said...

That sounds really tough. I hope you figure out what to do!

Jennboree said...

Either choice is a difficult one. I'm sure you will make the decision which best effects you and your family.

Mama G said...

You're so right - all working mothers go through this thought-process on a regular basis!

Perhaps you start looking for another job that offers you more flexibility to spend with your kids? Since you already have a job you love, you can afford the luxury of taking your time to find a new job that would offer you not only more time with your kids, but be equally as rewarding as your current job. Nothing to lose ... just a suggestion!

Shoshana said...

That is a tough choice. I hope you find a solution which works best for you and Jet.

louann said...

Thank you all for sharing your thoughts. I have not yet made my decision but I will post updates =)